I have created an edition of three drawings and a written piece for MATERIAL, the excellent journal of artist’s writings, for their Limited Editions series. I’m very happy to see the project complete. Please check it out. If you’d like to purchase a drawing, they are only $250, each is unique, and all proceeds go to MATERIAL.
“You Celebrate Yourselves” serves as the introductory poem in “Song of Yourselves”, a longer performance involving poetry, musical performance, and contextually appropriate audience karaoke. In the live performance, this section ends with an appeal for an audience member to sing karaoke.
From the program for “Song of Yourselves” when it was performed at Automata in Los Angeles, May of 2013: “Welcome to Song of Yourselves, a celebration and laying to rest of the Cultural Supremacy of The American White Male. Tonight, we celebrate his heights, we look at some of his least odious recent low points with affection and humor, and we sing the songs that he wrote and/or adopted during the late twentieth century, when both his power and international influence peaked. We hope you enjoy your evening and are able to laugh, cry, and revel in the twilight of a truly spectacular era in our shared history.”
SONG OF YOURSELVES Created and Performed by John P. Hogan As we enter the Twilight of the American White Male, join John P.Hogan for an Irish Wake of sorts. Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass, Clint Eastwood's iconic "Chair Piece", and the fragmented micromanagement of the self and others through art, poetry and bureaucracy will all come under consideration. Bring your barbaric yawp, for festivities will include Contextually Appropriate Pop Songs Sung By The Audience, and other spectacular delights yet to be determined SONG OF YOURSELVES May 24, 25 8pm Automata 504 Chung King Court Los Angeles, CA 90012 www.automata-la.org $15 General, $12 Members/Students/Seniors http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/369124
This Thursday, March 14th, I will be showing some new drawings and
performing at the opening of Dialogues of Practice, Part 1, an
exhibition curated by Kristi Lippire.
Dialogues of Practice, Part 1
West Los Angeles College Gallery
9000 Overland Ave., Culver City, 90230
March 14th – April 25th
Opening Reception March 14th 7-9 pm.
Dialogues of Practice pairs ten L.A. artists with ten artists from the
First Street Gallery Art Center, a Claremont organization “founded on
the proposition that human potential for creativity and artistic
expression is not limited by physical or intellectual disabilities.”
Basically, the L.A. artists were asked to make work in response to
work made by artists from First Street, or to work in collaboration
with those artists. It’s an interesting show with excellent artists,
bringing attention to a truly exceptional program. I’m very happy to
be a part of it.
I will be performing at the opening on Thursday night, which runs from
7-9pm. Estimated performance time: 8pm.
Hope to see you there!
My band from the early aughts, The Tokeleys, is featured as the intro and outro music on The Marc and Tom Show. The Marc and Tom show is a conversation between two greats of comedy broadcasting and podcasting: Marc Maron of WTF with Marc Maron, and Tom Scharpling of the Best Show on WFMU! I couldn’t be more proud to be marginally involved with this project. The song used is “Mausoleum”, and you can check it out and download for free (as part of the “Sons of Horus” album) in the Audio section of this site.